ContemplateBeer (1347) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of meaty smoke, but some nice lager character (lemon, herbs, white grape) as well. Appearance is lightly cloudy gold with ever present, bubbly white head. Flavor is a nice balance of smoke and base lager; really well done here. Palate is medium, creamy and soft. Usually the smoke overtakes these beers for me, but this one is a great balance.
Blairgus (2195) - California, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11 dec 2012, bottle. orange/brown, almost clear, some floating sediment, occasional bubbles. nose is slightly meaty, some corn, faint charcoal. thin body and mildly fizzy. tastes of baked ham and some campfire. okay. not very smoky.
hawanna (1553) - GERMANY - DEC 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2013 0,5 l Bottle BB 02. Apr 2013 bottled with 4,7 vol. alc.
Easy, smoky aroma with caramel, bread, grassy hops.
Dark amber / light brown color
frothy, white foam, smell of smoked bacon / smoke.
medium body, creamy, slick, average carbonation, long finish,
Very nice Rauchbier. ,
inbirraveritas (1145) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber golden colour, medium sized white head.
Smell of smoked bacon.
Rather easy, smoky aroma with caramel, some bread and grassy hops.
Citric, smoky and mild hoppy finish.
Idiosynkrasie (2753) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Clear orangey golden colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, white head. Intense smoke aroma, subtle underlying caramel note. Taste is moderately smokey, minimally sweet caramel malty undertones, minimally grainy and strawy, slightly reawakening smokey note in the finish. A bit light and watery, though.
queenholly (2415) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Wood smoked ham aroma. Honey gold with a moderate white head. Sweet smoky malt flavor with a subtle grassy finish. Light to medium body and carbonation. A nice mild smoked beer, very easy to drink.
kevnic2008 (6619) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy golden colour with a foamy head. Flavour is sweet smoke with a malt back.
drjay44 (2343) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml. bottle. Bottled 18.03.12 Opens a gusher, pours a thin off white, short duration head, over a clear amber (SRM 10) body......nose is smoke, light toffee/caramel, malt....taste is light smoke, toffee/caramel, hints of sweetness....mouth feel light, carbonation adds spritz on the tongue. This is a lightly smoked Pale Lager. It is a pleasant beverage with minimal complexity. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7
MichaelBruch (2191) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2012
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
0,5 l bottle shared with McTapps. Again, this smoked beer is a total waste of my time. Maybe itís just not mine. Smells and tastes like really old smoked ham. Bah.
McTapps (2329) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2012
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Taste of smoked sausagesand camp fire combined with a watery brew. Nothing for my taste.